Under the changes, customers now need 50pc more “Avios” air miles if they want to fly during busy periods, such as school holidays, than if they flew at an off-peak time.
Previously, you’d pay based simply on how far you were travelling and in what class.
Providers Amex, Lloyds and TSB, as well as Tesco Clubcard, the supermarket loyalty scheme, currently run points-savings schemes.
Card holders receive at least one point for every £1 they spend.
Customers collect “Avios” points whenever they use their air miles credit card, available from banks including Lloyds and TSB.
The Avios points are a virtual currency that can go towards a flight or Eurostar trip, as well as some other package holidays.
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